Business Management and Enterprise with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

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  • Gain knowledge of entrepreneurial strategy, business innovation and creative solutions
  • Join a dynamic hub of entrepreneurs to explore your own enterprise ideas.
  • Develop the entrepreneurial mindset to pitch, sell and lead agile businesses.
  • Gain real-world experience with industry experts, mentors and investors.
  • Take the option to launch your own venture in our award-winning enterprise centre.
  • Study at one of the few UK universities with a double-accredited degree.
  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
Based in our Sheffield Business School, you’ll join a global community where business leaders, researchers and business students come together to solve real-world problems. If you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) course, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join this foundation year course, which covers core topics on people, behaviours and business. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You’ll be taught by award-winning teachers and industry experts, who bring their experience and research into the classroom. The course is designed by industry specialists and leading institutes – helping you graduate with the skills employers are looking for. You learn through: Lectures and seminars One-to-one tutor support Experiential learning in industry Real business change and consultancy projects Reflective practice and career planning Digital platforms and resources Opportunities for work-based placements and projects Key Themes This is a future-facing course which explores contemporary growth sectors and develops the digital skills that tomorrow’s leaders need. You’ll build your knowledge of business management, enterprise and entrepreneurship theories, while challenging established practices and exploring new innovations. Studying concepts such as design thinking, negotiation, influencing and communication, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills to address shortfalls and mitigate risks. You’ll learn how to collaborate with others to instil a culture of innovation and creativity within organisations. Through real-life projects, you’ll respond to modern challenges, learning how to champion environmental and social issues to influence positive change. Whether you’d like to launch your own business or contribute to the success of other organisations – you’ll be encouraged to develop the entrepreneurial mindset you need to scope, plan and develop enterprises and business solutions. Applied learning We think the best way to learn something is to do it in the real world. That means putting learning into practice through placements, internships and consultancy projects through our global network of leading businesses. Placements As an enterprising person, you can work for yourself as your placement, developing an idea or working on your existing business. Or you can undertake up to a year-long placement in an organisation – either internationally or nationally – preparing you for your future career while gaining industry contacts. Whether working for yourself or in a company you can earn the Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. Previous placement years have taken place at organisations such as IBM, Bentley, Pricecheck and Bosch. You can also use this time to develop your own venture with support from our award-winning enterprise centre. You can also study a language and potentially study at one of the many international universities we partner with for one semester in your second year – through our Study Abroad scheme.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1: Compulsory modules: Going Global People, Decisions And Behaviours Preparing For Success Sustainable Innovation Year 2: Compulsory modules: Contemporary Business Management Foundations Of Business Introduction To Enterprise, Innovation And Creativity Understanding People And Cultures Year 3: Compulsory modules: Applied Business Management Practices Designing The Enterprise Managing Business And Financial Performance Elective modules: Foreign Language (French,Spanish,Italian,Chinese) Managing And Developing People In Diverse Contexts Managing Operations And The Supply Chain The Corporate Customer Year 4: Optional modules: Placement Year Final year: Compulsory modules: Consultancy Project In Business Management   Leading Innovative Enterprises Strategy In The Global And Digital Environment Elective modules: Employment Relations And Law Global, Ethical And Responsible Management Approaches Marketing In A Global Context

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Business Management and Enterprise with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS